Impact Labelling Systems invests in Screen Truepress L350UV+ LM
Limerick, Ireland based Impact Labelling Systems is helping it meet its customers’ demand for ever shorter lead times, provide consistently high print quality and ensure labels meet strict food and health requirement with the installation of a Screen Truepress L350UV+ LM.
It is the first L350UV+ low migration press installed in Ireland.
'This machine enables us to supply labels at competitive prices, with extremely short lead times and provides a consistently high quality product every time,’ said company director Evan Fox. ‘The fact that Screen’s technology is food and pharma safe, certified by Eupia, Nestle and Swiss ordinance, was very important to us.’
Evan explains that lead times have become the overriding factor for customers in the current print market. ‘The L350UV+ LM press allows us the flexibility and reactiveness to keep our customers happy. It allows extremely quick changeovers and minimal material use when changing medium. Digital printing opens a lot of opportunities for new customers and – this machine not being our first digital press - has been an essential part of our business for several years,’ he said. ‘In a world driven by efficiency, we pride ourselves on putting quality and service at the forefront of everything we do. Having state of the art machinery is a key part of this.’
In addition to manufacturing labels for customers in the food and drink business, Impact Labelling also serves a wide variety of other sectors including medical devices, electronics and biochemical. Despite the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, with some customers falling away and others growing, the company held strong and saw demand increase in several areas. This has included producing labels for Covid-19 test vials In Ireland.
Evan says Impact Labelling was glad to be in a position to help customers during the pandemic. ‘We are looking forward to when they can return to full operation,’ he said.
Impact Labelling is a family business run by Evan, his father Richard, who is managing director, and his mother Deirdre. It sees its close involvement with customers as one of its biggest strengths. The company aims to gain more medium sized customers in the Limerick region and surrounding counties in coming years. ‘The Screen press has opened a lot of new potential markets for us. Richard and I are both engineers, so we enjoy exploring new markets and the technical challenges they bring,’ said Evan.